Saturday, July 23, 2005

Wine: Domaine Sainte-Eugenie

It can be of no practical use to know that Pi is irrational, but if we can know, it surely would be intolerable not to know.
~ Titchmarsh, E. C.
The mathematician E.C. Titchmarsh may agree that while it isn't of much practical use for there to exist so many varying wine styles it surely would intolerable for them not to exist.

Rosés come in a few different and general styles. A great little example of a less common approach is embodied in the Domaine Sainte-Eugenie rosé: it's not a big, sweet fruit bomb and it has a very short finish. The pleasant acidity makes you just barely want to smack your lips, and the faint caramel hint in the mouth is a real treat. It's made of Cinsault and Syrah in the Languedoc region of France, and has an expressive if gentle bouquet of strawberry. It's a playful, beautifully light-pink rosé and can be had for about $15.

Value: 3.5
Color & Clarity: 3.5
Bouquet: 3.0
Flavor: 3.5


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